Sokrates Departing the Death Sentence Tribunal | New Athens -IV
[Slave Police Chief of Athens, Tuition:] ‘Stranded, I was on Crete once
Near the city of Gortyn, when by chance
You too addressed the Cretan public &
The Sea People man emerged from the surf.
You and Plato spoke to it — I believe Plato fainted.’
[Sokrates:] ‘Yes an Atlantean, inviting us to Atlantis.
They’d been in contact with the Oracle too,
Seeing their future in those cave walls.
And they’d heard my name — so they sought me out.
My wife’s niece [gestures to her following them] is a seer up there.’
[Police Chief Tuition, noticing:] ‘I’m an Angle and we have these shaman.
The Cretan Philistines tell of Pharaoh’s toppling…from Sea People.’
[Sokrates in turning up his collar into hood for the night’s rape case work
-Before his execution tomorrow at sunset-
Pokes himself in the eye, tearing:] ‘The Spartans have made a tribunal
Of the virtuous Athenian Areopagus.
The Golden Age of Democracy dies tomorrow.
And a criminal sex act for us to investigate tonight —
[Mutters] Likely male, youthful.
When many of my students — The Owls — do threaten Asexuality.
[Tuition, the Police Chief Slave:] ‘What did the Atlantean say?’
[Sokrates:] ‘I am silenced by the Spartan Society that now does rule here
A child to be quiet.
They, my parents.
[Sokrates continues, while rubbing his eye:]
‘Parents want benefits
A sex contract for child labor
For her — Mrs., a house, public selection, leaving her parents
An adulthood badge of
Dependent, unconditional love.
A new family name
Elevation in society
Inheritance laws in stone written
Exercise mandate removed
Food! Salary! Allowances.
Justification of menstrual weakness
No more competition.
And for him a sex trap.
Children foisted from empty arms saying:
See — you have love!
Tuition, we cannot rely on parents’ testimony this evening -
That their non-consent deal for the child was impartial?
They testify to their children that this reality is good.
The religious will not declare which this is, parents worst, lie.
So, first to House Euthyphro.’